Betty Jo Kearney

Posted by on May 23, 2024

Betty Jo Kearney, daughter of the late Kenneth Pyles and Eula Grant Pyles, was born on February 16, 1947 in Adair County, Kentucky.  She died at 3:17 P.M., Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at UK Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, after complications from a stroke.  Age:  77

She was baptized and professed faith in Jesus Christ.  Betty had been a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church for several decades.

She loved her life and family.  She was kind, compassionate and fun to be around.  In her earlier years, she loved to work and meet new people.  Her first job was at The Jim Dandy Restaurant in Columbia, Kentucky at the young age of 14.  She spent many years working at Fruit of the Loom and made lasting friendships there.  Betty also worked at Cox Interior and the Campbellsville Baptist Church Child Development Center.  She loved to reminisce about her working days and the fun times that she had with her friends.

She united in marriage to William Larry Kearney September 12, 1965.

Besides her husband, Larry Kearney of Campbellsville, Betty is survived by two daughters:  Kim Scalf and husband, Wade of Springfield and Teresa Barnett and husband, Kenny of Lebanon; three grandchildren:  Nicholas Barnett, Parker Barnett and Haley Scalf; one brother and three sisters:  Jeffrey Pyles, Barbara Flatt, Rita Smith and Patty Wong; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Betty was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters:  Lyndall Pyles, Terry Pyles, Bernadine Drake, Katie Pyles and Cindy Rowe.


VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Sunday, May 26, 2024 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE:    2:00 P.M., Sunday, May 26, 2024, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Ed Montgomery

BURIAL:  Campbellsville Memorial Gardens